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No toll for city flyovers: Minister

No toll for city flyovers: Minister

KOCHI: Minister for Transport P.J. Joseph said here on Tuesday that the four important road flyovers within the city at Kundanur, Vytilla, Palarivattom and Edappally will be built without imposing toll on the flyover users.The Minister said he had a discussion with Union Minister Kamal …

Protest against road restrictions

KOCHI: The Kerala Prathikarana Vedhi has urged the Naval Armament Depot (NAD) authorities not to obstruct the movement of the public through the NAD road in Kalamassery. Joy Munjeli, State general secretary of the organisation, said here that the restrictions imposed by the defence authorities …

Hand over terror cases to NIA: BJP

KANNUR: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers took out a march to the office of the Inspector-General of Police (Kannur Range) here on Tuesday demanding that all terror-related cases registered in the State be transferred to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Inaugurating the march, Bharatiya Jana …

VS to give away keys of 168 houses

VS to give away keys of 168 houses

KOLLAM: The keys of 168 houses constructed at Moothakara in the city under the Tsunami Rehabilitation Project (TRP) will be distributed to beneficiaries by Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan at a function here on December 26, the fifth anniversary of the tsunami.The function will be presided …

Journalist found dead

KOLLAM: Kochi bureau chief of Jai Hind TV G. Sankaranarayanan, 47, was found dead by the side of the railway tracks near the Pattamthuruthu Edachal bridge on Tuesday morning. Sankaranarayanan was returning to Kochi from Thiruvananthapuram by the Amrita Express after attending an editorial meeting. …

Muslim youth urged to fight terrorism

KOZHIKODE: Khalfan M. Al-Esry, orator and management expert from the Sultanate of Oman, has called upon Muslim youth to join hands to fortify resistance against terrorism and religious extremism.Addressing a gathering after inaugurating a Youth convention, organised by the district unit of the Muslim Youth …

Hardships continue on second day of auto strike

Kozhikode: The State-wide indefinite strike called by the joint action committee of autorickshaw and taxi drivers entered the second day on Tuesday with a section of tourist taxi drivers in the district breaking ranks and plying their vehicles. But the strike participants blocked the taxis …

Arrest warrant against police officer

KOZHIKODE: The Kozhikode Judicial First Class Magistrate Court-IV on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against a Sub-Inspector for failing to appearing in court in a case of alleged torture of a few youth in custody a year ago. Magistrate M. Mahesh issued the order to …

Chennithala warns of strong protests

Chennithala warns of strong protests

KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala has warned of strong protests if the government fails to take measures to control price rise in the State.

Action against illegal liquor brewing

Thiruvananthapuram: The Police, Excise, Revenue and Forest Departments will conduct raids to check illegal brewing, hoarding and retailing of liquor during the Christmas-New Year season.Official sources said there were reports that several hotels, including seaside restaurants and private tourist resorts, were stocking and selling liquor …

Auto, taxi strike hits the common man

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A State-wide token strike called by autorickshaw and taxi drivers demanding fare increase among other things put the common man to a lot of difficulty on Monday. The high ranges where the bus services were not adequate and the cities were the worst affected. …

State has become fertile land for terrorism: K.M. Mani

State has become fertile land for terrorism: K.M. Mani

KOCHI: Kerala Congress(M) leader K.M. Mani has said the State government should bring out a white paper on terrorist activities that have been reported from the State and the steps taken to check such activities. Talking to presspersons here on Monday, Mr. Mani said the …